International Paper

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International Paper Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
206 Reviews
3.6
206 Reviews
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International Paper Chairman and CEO John V. Faraci Jr.
John V. Faraci Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay and benefits are great and the management team is very accessible (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits, especially the 401k matching and healthcare options (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to have a work life balance since it is such a stressful and demanding job (in 5 reviews)

  • Some positions could be long hours during the month (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A good company to work at

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    A friendly place to work

    Cons

    The eight hour shift will get old.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    every ones related

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    Current Employee - Disrepected  in  Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Disrepected in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good hourly wage....nothing else...as stated above people on floor are related as well as related to management

    Cons

    as stated above people on floor are related as well as related to management...threats and intimidation is how it works here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do what's best for the corp. and resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for robots, Not so much if you want a future.

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    Current Employee - Operator's Assistant  in  White Bear Lake, Ramsey, MN
    Current Employee - Operator's Assistant in White Bear Lake, Ramsey, MN

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good if you need a job, and don't mind management making it up as they go along, at your expense.

    Cons

    Where to start? I guess we will start at the top and work our way down. The plant general manager, walks around calling employees "peter buffers" the things that come out of his mouth are repulsive and offensive. How he has not been sued yet is beyond me.

    The atmosphere consists of bend over at the drop of a hat. we will sacrifice every last one of you to move product and protect are bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish corporate would come in and re-evaluate leadership, if you can call it that. By no stretch of the imagination is managements behavior suitable. From reported drug use, child molestation.... we work right across the street from a mark, mind you, to so called T.R's sleeping with employees wives while they work mandatory overtime.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    IP In AL

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    A company full of oppurtunities!!!

    Cons

    A very political place here!!!!!!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    This is the best place I have ever worked.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper

    Pros

    International Paper invests heavily in people. There are no shortages in opportunities to move within the company.

    Cons

    No cons to working here.

  7.  

    Great company with an expanding strategy

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    Former Employee - Budget Analysis  in  Kenitra (Morocco)
    Former Employee - Budget Analysis in Kenitra (Morocco)

    I worked at International Paper as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong Structure, leadership, good strategies

    Cons

    Old machines in its paper mills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management should consider providing its employees with better benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great long-term employer if you are willing to move around.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    Great development opportunities. You have to be willing to sell yourself to your manager and those above but if you perform well and make your professional goals known, they will help you advance.

    Cons

    Memphis, TN is the center of the universe. If you intend to enter upper management you must be willing to move to Memphis. Also pretty traditional culture and behind the curve when it comes to technology. Though, they are making good advances in this area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of opportunity for results driven people. The tools and resources are there to succeed. Long term planning.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I liked that the businesses are changing with the ever changing landscape. They have done a great job through the transformation year to set themselves up for the future. Good pay and opportunities. Cost of living in Memphis enables this to be a good opportunity for families.

    Cons

    You must want to live in Memphis, TN. This is where the corporate office is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    This job depends on what you are willing to sacrifice

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    Current Employee - Production Worker (Paper Machine/PM)  in  Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Production Worker (Paper Machine/PM) in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Pay
    -Experience For Resume
    -Good added benefits program

    Cons

    -Shift work (7 days)
    -If your relief calls in, you have to stay 4-8 extra hours
    -No PTO or Sick time
    -Schedule can change every week
    All in all you have no family time, and do not make plans

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    International Paper is a great company to work for. They have multiple opportunities to excel.

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator  in  Stone Mountain, GA
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Stone Mountain, GA

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good company vision. Great leadership, lots of availability to learn and grow. Great training progams and bebefits

    Cons

    Turnover rate is a little high. Always hiring new people in off the streets. all operations are now rotating 12hr shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bittersweet Experience. management could use revamping

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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